Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The Deep – Part 2

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We’re going back to the Deep! Uhhh. Not again. Let’s hope we’ve learned a lesson or two
from our previous voyage–because as we so painstakingly learned, there are some terrifying
things swimming down there in the deep blue sea. As we touched on in Part One of this video–there
is a good reason why the ocean and the many things that lurk within it are terrifying
to us human beings. We can’t breathe down there–so much so,
that we’ve had a better success rate at surveying the Moon rather than the secrets
that linger at the bottom of the ocean bed. And maybe that’s for the best… after all,
what would you prefer–an aquatic leviathan on the moon–or on our own planet? Let’s take a look. Hello horror fans, what’s going on, and
once again welcome back to the scariest channel on YouTube–Top 5 Scary Videos. As per usual, I’ll be your horror host Jack
Finch–as today, we curiously take a look at the Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The
Deep — Part 2. Roll the clip. Uhhhh. There’s something in the airlock. Sorry about that. But for the curious amongst you, that clip
was from 1989’s DeepStar Six–and for the astute, aquatic horror fans amongst you–of
course, you’ll know that 1989 was a pretty big year for Horror Movies From The Deep–and
although DeepStar Six is an incredibly fun movie, it also missed it’s mark by quite
a few fathoms–and as far as horror movies go, this one is just a series of admittedly
awesome set pieces. So yeah–honorable mention! On with the show. Kicking off at Number 5–Deep Rising, 1998 Okay–you got me guys, because whilst DeepStar
Six is a movie that was pretty awesome for the most part, quite unlike its counterparts–Sphere,
Virus and several others–1998’s Deep Rising took all of those same components that we
enjoyed, and yet this time–it actually made a movie out of them. Which is an important thing–because although
we’re pretty lenient as horror fans–these films have to make some kind of sense, right? Or–at least be … plausible. And as far as Deep Rising goes–this film
did, indeed, make at least some kind of sense. In an A–to B–to C kind of manner. No spoilers, though–but whatever you thought
about the ending to this movie, eh, what the hell–it doesn’t make sense but I still
loved it. Now, ever since James Cameron’s The Abyss–a
lot of these movies got paired off as cheap imitations–as the stereotypical Alien clone
underwater–but on second look, Deep Rising actually has a lot to offer us. Written and directed by Stephen Sommers, the
man responsible for 1999’s The Mummy–and 2004’s Van Helsing–his particular track
record as a filmmaker may give you a little inkling as to what you’ll be getting yourself
in for with Deep Rising. And that’s because, whilst Deep Rising is
very much of the horror essence–more so than any other film on this list, this one is an
action film. Big set pieces, explosions–we’re talking
jet skis–cruise liners getting attacked by giant tentacle monsters–and who better to
lead such a hair-brained charge, than the man himself–Treat Williams. I mean, my favourite Treat film is Once Upon
a Time In America, which is awesome–but let’s face it, Treat doesn’t ever shy away from
the more kitschy roles in cinema, particularly when he takes the lead. Which is fine–because he’s awesome in this
movie, and he plays his part precisely as it was meant. Listen, if you go into this film with the
intention of having fun–you most certainly will. It’s a B-Movie with some A-List sensibilities–and
most importantly, deep sea, giant tentacled monsters. Golden. Swinging in at Number 4–The Shallows, 2016 This film got a lot of stick after it’s
released back in 2016, and I’m not entirely sure why. And also, it’s important to note that whilst
we left off Stephen Speilberg’s Jaws from this list–down to the fact that it’s one
of the most famous movies ever made, The Shallows is grown made from the same set of DNA. This is a shark movie. And when we talk about the primary function
of aquatic based horror–this is the most visceral representation of it. There are no elaborate, parasitic alien monstrosities–there
are no haunted submarines–there’s just a girl, a surfboard–and a really, really
angry shark. But–this movie’s charm is in its simplicity. And it’s also slightly too cheesy to even
realise it’s made of cheese–but hey, so too was Jaws in many ways. Listen, I’m not trying to compare the two–but
the point is, if you want to be scared of the ocean–watch this movie. Written by Anthony Jaswinski and directed
by Jaume Collet-Serra–The Shallows tells the tale of a medical student named Nancy,
played by the awesome Blake Lively–who after following the death of her mother, travels
to the same secluded California beach that her mother used to visit as she attempts to
grieve following her passing. After spending a day surfing there–she’s
inexplicably attacked and wounded by Great White Shark–and then we’re off–captured
in Nancy’s visceral survival–as she attempts to cling on to life whilst being barely 200
yards from the shore. I won’t say any more, because really–that’s
all there is to it–but this film is reliant on a remarkable performance from Blake Lively,
who really takes this movie to the next level, and the vast majority of its success is down
to her captivating likeability. You see, it kind of goes without saying–but
for a film with essentially one character and a shark–it’s important that we feel
connected to the sole survivor in question. And we do. If you’re scared of the ocean–watch this
movie, and you’ll probably be vindicated in that fear. Next up at Number 3–Dead Calm, 1989 Alright, now whilst technically this film
may be the least–deep, I guess–considering it’s more of a sailing-based-horror than
anything else–as far as psychological trauma goes, 1989’s Dead Calm is certainly worth
its salt in sea-water. And again, much like The Shallows, and another
film that will appear on this list which is yet to be mentioned–it’s in the simplicity
of this movie that allows the weight of its horror thriller to truly shine. Well, actually–I suppose *sink* would be
the more accurate metaphor, but that’s by the by. Directed by Phillip Noyce, and written by
Terry Hayes–Dead Calm is based upon the 1963 novel of the same name, by Charles Williams–which,
as a side note that it’s also pretty awesome–was picked up by the legendary Orson Welles in
the late 60s, produced as a film known as The Deep–but was plagued by financial troubles
and was never actually fully realised. So yeah, your fact for the day–but although
we never got that–we did get this. Dead Calm tells the tale of Rae Ingram, played
by Nicole Kidman who absolutely steals the show in this movie–alongside her husband,
John–played by the fantastic Sam Neill–who following the tragic death of their young
son in a car accident–decided to sail the Pacific ocean in an attempt to deal with their
grief. Now, as the pair near the middle of the Pacific–they
stumbled upon a loan boat, quickly taking water–and a distraught man, Hughie–played
by Billy Zane–who is also phenomenal in this movie–and claims that all of his sailing
companions have died from food poisoning–and his boat is sinking. Hmmm. Yeah, if that sounds like a fishy proposition–it
certainly is–but I’ll say no more, because although simple–the impact of this film is
down to the many twists and turns that it’s narrative takes. This film is genuinely nerve-wracking, and
instead of making us afraid of the terrors that lurk in the deep–instead, it’s the
people on the surface. Great film–give this one a watch. Coming in at Number 2–Leviathan, 1989 Okay, okay. Listen–because although flip reversing the
tables and sticking horror in a sailing boat is fun enough–let’s not beat about the
bush. When we think of the horror from the deep–we’re
talking terrifying, parasitic aquatic lifeforms, right? Yeah. If you want that, then Leviathan is precisely
that movie. And also, whilst this film got torn to shreds
critically–don’t listen too closely to the nay-sayers, because although it’s certainly
not the smartest movie ever made, it also certainly knows exactly what it is. And that’s important for a movie–particularly
for such a niche sub-genre as this–for us to fully enjoy it. Sometimes we don’t want cerebral horror
that plays with our minds–we want to look fear fully in the face, and then shoot a harpoon
at it. Right? Directed by George Cosmatos–the real clout
of this movie comes from the understanding of it’s screenwriters, as demonstrated by
David Peoples and Jeb Stuart, who were the writers behind Blade Runner and Die Hard respectively–which
may give you an idea as to where the sails of this movie are pointed. Leviathan tells the tale of Steven Beck, played
by Peter Weller–a geologist who is hired by an undersea mining corporation and tasked
to assemble a crew for a six month operation at the bottom of the ocean bed. Whilst working on the project–Beck’s crew
discover that unbeknownst to them–there’s a Soviet shipwreck, known as Leviathan–lying
nearby. And in classic sub-aquatic-horror fashion,
of course, Leviathan harbors some dark, mutagenic secrets–and thus, we have all the ingredients
for the ensuing horror show. There’s not much more to it, really–and
whilst 1989’s Leviathan evokes imagery of The Thing, Alien, and The Abyss on the surface–deep
down, all that matters is that for the next 100 or so minutes, set piece after set piece
of increasingly awesome and terrifying sequences assault our eyeballs. In many ways, Leviathan is the literal definition
of what we love about unrelenting, rip-off 80s horror–it plays like a magazine of many
movies–just this time, they’re stuck underwater–and as we all know, at the bottom of the ocean
bed…no one can hear you—breathe. I guess. And finally, coming in at our Number 1 spot–Open
Water, 2003 And whilst all of our entries on this list
definitely aren’t perfect in any sense–this one included–we have to remember exactly
the point behind this list. The horror in question–is that of the ocean,
and the creatures that linger within it. This film–is the definition of that. And also, as a side note–we have to commend
the actual craft of 2003’s Open Water, because for a film of such simplicity and minimal
filmmaking–as well as the tiny budget behind this movie–the fact that Open Water was made
is noteworthy in it’s own right. Written and directed by Chris Kentis, Open
Water tells the tale of Daniel Kintner and Susan Watkins–a run of the mill couple who
are in the midst of trying to patch up their rocky relationship–and so in doing that,
decide to go on a scuba diving vacation. Now, it’s important to note that this movie
is loosely based upon the terrifying, real life tragedy of Tom and Eileen Longeran who
disappeared in 1998 whilst on a scuba diving tour. Whilst the tragic basis of this movie certainly
is grounded in reality–Open Water pulls no punches in depicting the very visceral tale
of survival outlined here. Whilst beneath the water, the couple briefly
separate from the diving group–and in that terrifyingly small window, the boat leaves–leaving
Daniel and Susan behind–stranded–with the diving crew completely unaware. I mean, that’s enough to strike fear into
the hearts of many of us–right? But that’s only the start, because this
film really is unrelenting. This film is physical–and that’s exactly
the point of it. Listen, I understand the criticism behind
this film, particularly with the fact that it’s shot entirely on digital video–but
that’s exactly the point. Open Water is bare bones so that it can highlight
the fact that a couple are stranded in the middle of the ocean–and we never once leave
their side, terrifyingly witnessing their slow and tragic demise. This is Man versus Nature stuff. And there are no heroes. Only sharks. Well, there we have it horror fans–our list
for the Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The Deep–Part 2. What do you guys think? Do you agree? Disagree? Have any more to add to this list? Then let us know your thoughts, as well as
any choice picks down in the comment section below. Before we depart from today’s video, let’s
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